Experience of art of war shows that not a single local war, armed conflict of contemporaneity, is, where an army aviation did not take part. The tendency of growth of its role is thus traced in the armed fight, that, undoubtedly, substantially influenced on character of battle application of army aviation. In the offered article in a chronologic sequence the basic stages over of development are brought both to our and to the foreign army aviation which enables to trace history of development of helicopters, influences of the newest technologies on a change in a theory and practice of their battle application.
army aviation, local war, battle application, helicopter
"Taktyko-tekhnichnyi rozvytok armiiskoi aviatsii u viinakh KhKh-KhKhI stolittia" ,
Systems of Arms and Military Equipment,